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Florentina Palacay Aguda

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Sept. 21, 2013
Florentina Palacay Aguda, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Jaen Hawaii seamstress and retired laborer at an automotive company, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Patricio, Fermin, Romulo, Francisco and Rey; daughters Edith Pantoca, Bella Ramirez, Enriqueta Adaoag, Florencia Palalay and Benita Aguda-Minami; 34 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Coleman Benson Lonohiki Ahakuelo

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Oct. 3, 2013
Coleman Benson Lonohiki Ahakuelo, 54, of Kapolei, a US Joiner ship builder and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachel; son Coleman Jr.; stepson Ryan Holdren; stepdaughters Jessica Sabala, Breanne Graap and Jessica Holdren; hanai daughter Paris Howe; mother Daryle Jean Rezentes; brothers Ben, Paris and Shane; and sisters Palmer “Haulani” Ahakuelo, Bambi “Daryle” and Heather “Beatle” Delacuesta, Billie Jean “Tootie” Pili, and Darrah “Lunkie” Teixeira. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Donatillia Servantes Baroman

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Oct. 21, 2013
Donatillia Servantes Baroman, 78, of Honolulu, a retired supply department supervisor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Like Like Drive Inn waitress, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Geraldo H. Guerrero and Ken W. Baroman, daughter Dovina K.K. Owens, hanai daughters Rose Luecke and Janice Hirao, brothers Mamerto and Season Servantes, sister Rosetta Ligsay, stepbrothers James and Ponciano Escobido, stepsisters Elizabeth Agbayani and Magdalena Escobido, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Steven Burket

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Oct. 12, 2013
Steven Burket, 61, of Kihei, Maui, an Army veteran and worker on oil rigs, died in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Altoona, Pa. He is survived by parents Donald and Madalyn, and brother Gerald. Burial at noon Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Motorcycle rally being planned for Nov. 10. Mass to be held in Wildwood, Fla. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ethel Leina’ala Costa

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Oct. 21, 2013
Ethel Leina’ala “Dolly” Costa, 80, of Kula, Maui, a retired housekeeper at Maui Palms Hotel and Kaiser Permanente Clinic, died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Herman “Bradda” Jr., Glenn “Mo’o” Sr. and Maxwell “Maka”; daughters Paulette “Nuni” Kaea and Linda “Lyn” Hoewaa; brother Joseph Pana Jr.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private burial. Lei only. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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DR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT

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10-27 568988  Diane DrigotDR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT (1948-2013) Dr. Diane Cecelia Drigot died at St. Francis hospice on October 14, 2013, from complications of a stem cell transplant to treat acute myelogenous leukemia. She was 65 years old. She is survived by her mother, Genevieve Drigot, her sister, Karen Stone, her nephew, Robert Stone, his wife Kelly, and their two children, Lexi and Tyler, her grand niece and grand nephew. Diane was born to parents Stanley and Genevieve Drigot in Chicago, Illinois in May 1948. She received an A.B. in 1969 in Conservation of Natural Resources, from Barnard College, Columbia University; and an M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1975) in Natural Resources (Policy, Planning, and Management) from University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. In 1987 she was honored with the Distinguished Alumna Award from Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. An early feminist, Diane was one of two women in the National Park Service to first wear uniform pants instead of a skirt as a seasonal park ranger-naturalist at Katmai National Monument in Alaska. Early in her professional career Diane held positions as an environmental policy research analyst, a university professor/environmental studies program coordinator, and an environmental impact consultant. Committed to ensuring ‘practical, working knowledge’, she continued, throughout her career, to mentor students through the School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Alumni Association, and as an affiliate graduate faculty at the University of Hawai’i. For 30 years Diane worked in the Environmental Department at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawai’i. She was responsible for an integrated ecosystem approach to natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration, and environmental documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act. Diane is widely recognized for her award-winning record of partnering with military operators, regulators, and the public to steward MCB Hawai’i natural resources while sustaining combat readiness. She was instrumental in evolving the base’s Environmental Department from a staff of one (herself) and creating an award-winning department that has earned 30 national environmental awards. She received more than 20 personal awards for her community-based conservation efforts from diverse agencies (Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sierra Club, Hawai’i Audubon Society, Native Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Hawai’i’s State Legislature, Honolulu City Council, Kaneohe Neighborhood Board (Citizen of the Year (2003)); Secretary of the Navy (Conservation Individual of the Year (2005, 1995)); and was one of six finalists for a Service to America Medal honoring the nation’s top civil servants (2004). She is remembered by many as the ‘bird lady’, an ardent protector of the native Hawaiian birds of Mokapu Peninsula, in part through an annual ‘Mud Ops’ training where U.S. Marines use 26-ton amphibious tracked vehicles to tear up pickleweed in wetlands to improve endangered waterbird habitat. Diane retired from her position as a Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist at MCB Hawai’i in December 2012. She was recently awarded a Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service from the U.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (2013) for her professional and innovative approach to natural resources management. Throughout her career, Diane made significant contributions as a volunteer both to her profession and to the communities in which she lived. Hawai’i became her home in 1977 and she spent the ensuing years working tirelessly to conserve the natural and cultural resources of Windward O’ahu. She helped develop school curriculum regarding Windward O’ahu wetlands and published over 20 articles, papers, and books regarding land use, ecosystem management and natural/cultural resources. She was a member of the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and a Founding Member and past Vice-President of Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation. Diane practiced the Hawaiian art of hula for 14 years as part of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, continued to dance throughout the ‘isles’, and paddled for several years with the Waimanalo Canoe Club. She enjoyed traveling, walks on the beach with her German Shepherds, and staying connected with her heritage through the Lithuanian Community of Hawai’i. She leaves a legacy of integrating modern scientific understanding, Hawaiian cultural views and values, and engaged communities to further stewardship and environmental protection. She touched many directly by her work and inspired many more by her spirit. Diane truly lived ‘Aloha’. Her passion and commitment is echoed by friends and colleagues – a special person who has made a real difference and whose contributions will carry forward to make the world a better place. A service in celebration of Diane’s life will be held in January 2014. Condolences may be sent to the family via her sister, Karen Stone, 11600 Academy Rd NE, Apt 524; Albuquerque, NM 87111. The family wishes any contributions in Diane’s memory be sent to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 (Online: www.fhcrc.org), or to a charity of choice.

DR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT

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DR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT (1948-2013) Dr. Diane Cecelia Drigot died at St. Francis hospice on October 14, 2013, from complications of a stem cell transplant to treat acute myelogenous leukemia. She was 65 years old. She is survived by her mother, Genevieve Drigot, her sister, Karen Stone, her nephew, Robert Stone, his wife Kelly, and their two children, Lexi and Tyler, her grand niece and grand nephew. Diane was born to parents Stanley and Genevieve Drigot in Chicago, Illinois in May 1948. She received an A.B. in 1969 in Conservation of Natural Resources, from Barnard College, Columbia University; and an M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1975) in Natural Resources (Policy, Planning, and Management) from University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. In 1987 she was honored with the Distinguished Alumna Award from Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. An early feminist, Diane was one of two women in the National Park Service to first wear uniform pants instead of a skirt as a seasonal park ranger-naturalist at Katmai National Monument in Alaska. Early in her professional career Diane held positions as an environmental policy research analyst, a university professor/environmental studies program coordinator, and an environmental impact consultant. Committed to ensuring ‘practical, working knowledge’, she continued, throughout her career, to mentor students through the School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Alumni Association, and as an affiliate graduate faculty at the University of Hawai’i. For 30 years Diane worked in the Environmental Department at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawai’i. She was responsible for an integrated ecosystem approach to natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration, and environmental documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act. Diane is widely recognized for her award-winning record of partnering with military operators, regulators, and the public to steward MCB Hawai’i natural resources while sustaining combat readiness. She was instrumental in evolving the base’s Environmental Department from a staff of one (herself) and creating an award-winning department that has earned 30 national environmental awards. She received more than 20 personal awards for her community-based conservation efforts from diverse agencies (Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sierra Club, Hawai’i Audubon Society, Native Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Hawai’i’s State Legislature, Honolulu City Council, Kaneohe Neighborhood Board (Citizen of the Year (2003)); Secretary of the Navy (Conservation Individual of the Year (2005, 1995)); and was one of six finalists for a Service to America Medal honoring the nation’s top civil servants (2004). She is remembered by many as the ‘bird lady’, an ardent protector of the native Hawaiian birds of Mokapu Peninsula, in part through an annual ‘Mud Ops’ training where U.S. Marines use 26-ton amphibious tracked vehicles to tear up pickleweed in wetlands to improve endangered waterbird habitat. Diane retired from her position as a Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist at MCB Hawai’i in December 2012. She was recently awarded a Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service from the U.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (2013) for her professional and innovative approach to natural resources management. Throughout her career, Diane made significant contributions as a volunteer both to her profession and to the communities in which she lived. Hawai’i became her home in 1977 and she spent the ensuing years working tirelessly to conserve the natural and cultural resources of Windward O’ahu. She helped develop school curriculum regarding Windward O’ahu wetlands and published over 20 articles, papers, and books regarding land use, ecosystem management and natural/cultural resources. She was a member of the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and a Founding Member and past Vice-President of Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation. Diane practiced the Hawaiian art of hula for 14 years as part of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, continued to dance throughout the ‘isles’, and paddled for several years with the Waimanalo Canoe Club. She enjoyed traveling, walks on the beach with her German Shepherds, and staying connected with her heritage through the Lithuanian Community of Hawai’i. She leaves a legacy of integrating modern scientific understanding, Hawaiian cultural views and values, and engaged communities to further stewardship and environmental protection. She touched many directly by her work and inspired many more by her spirit. Diane truly lived ‘Aloha’. Her passion and commitment is echoed by friends and colleagues – a special person who has made a real difference and whose contributions will carry forward to make the world a better place. A service in celebration of Diane’s life will be held in January 2014. Condolences may be sent to the family via her sister, Karen Stone, 11600 Academy Rd NE, Apt 524; Albuquerque, NM 87111. The family wishes any contributions in Diane’s memory be sent to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 (Online: www.fhcrc.org), or to a charity of choice.

Delia Corpuz Echiverri

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Oct. 8, 2013
Delia Corpuz Echiverri, 58, of Kahului, a Goodwill social worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Mariano Jr., son Marlon, daughter Melissa K.C., father Inocencio Corpuz and brother Samuel Corpuz. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Faith Family Maui, 420 N. Wakea Ave., Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Charles Esperas

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Oct. 4, 2013
Charles Esperas, 81, of Mililani, a retired Mililani High School science teacher and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Alice M., son Julio G., daughter Tora Nishimiya, brother Alan, sisters Elizabeth Loggins and Lilly Carson, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Augustine Fuentes

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Oct. 22, 2013
Augustine “Gus” Fuentes, 81, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired Army command sergeant major, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by companion Pauline; son Terrence; daughters Eleanor Asuncion and Jacqueline and Jan-Denise Fuentes; hanai daughter Karen Moore; sisters Rofina Meyers, Dora Lorico and Marcie Jacobs; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Timothy Kapua Gapero

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Oct. 19, 2013
Timothy Kapua Gapero, 60, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Police Department lieutenant and an Air Force veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Jane; sons Ka’ulu and Kuiokalani Gapero, and Benjamin Johnson; brothers Pete, James and Kawika; sisters Sharon Darapiza and Raynette Inouye; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Woody’s surf spot near Launiupoko. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lucy Y. Gunning

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Oct. 21, 2013
Lucy Y. Gunning, 58, of Wooloowin, Australia, a nurse, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Michael, mother Mary C.P. Martin, brothers Thomas C. and James K. Martin, and sister Alice H. Martin. Private services.

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William F. Hachmeister

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Aug. 15, 2013
William F. Hachmeister, 67, of Hilo, a computer programmer and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Natoma, Kan. He is survived by sons Julian and Felix, and sister Marilyn Martinez. Graveside urn committal services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo.

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Henry Kamekona Jr.

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Oct. 20, 2013
Henry “Kona” Kamekona Jr., 76, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a heavy equipment mechanic and a retired Army National Guardsman, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Elvira P., sons Henry III and Armando “Kona,” daughter Dora “Lynny Girl” Wheatley, brother Larry L. Joseph, sisters Gwendolyn Lono and Maxine Awa, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Allen S. Yokomoto, Jr.

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10-27 569602 Allen Yokomoto JrALLEN S. YOKOMOTO, JR. Age 84, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 14, 2013 at home. He was a retired teacher, counselor and basketball and golf coach at Kahuku High School. After retirement, he enjoyed working at Jackie’s Travel Escort Services and was active in the Oahu Junior Golf Association. He is survived by wife, Marian; daughter, Cyd Conner and sons: Dane and Beau (Cindy) Yokomoto. He had 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30pm, Services at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 2nd at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com

Allen S. Yokomoto, Jr.

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ALLEN S. YOKOMOTO, JR. Age 84, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 14, 2013 at home. He was a retired teacher, counselor and basketball and golf coach at Kahuku High School. After retirement, he enjoyed working at Jackie’s Travel Escort Services and was active in the Oahu Junior Golf Association. He is survived by wife, Marian; daughter, Cyd Conner and sons: Dane and Beau (Cindy) Yokomoto. He had 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30pm, Services at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 2nd at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com

Kim Thanh Luu

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Oct. 4, 2013
Kim Thanh Luu, 84, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Ai Le; sons Michael, David and Steven; numerous brothers and sisters; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Juana Acob Madamba

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Oct. 20, 2013
Juana Acob Madamba, 83, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. pineapple trimmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bienvenido and Benflor; daughters Tessie Ramones and Amelia Pasol; brother Juanito Acob; sisters Susana Ramones and Francisca and Cirila Ancheta; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Elaine Kealahinano Medeiros

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Oct. 1, 2013
Elaine Kealahinano Medeiros, 94, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian education teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter Rego; daughters Lani Burnett, Georgie Asinsin, Primrose Samfong and Pamela Young; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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FLORENTINA SILVESTRE NAVARRO

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FLORENTINA SILVESTRE NAVARRO Age 63, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 1, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born July 31, 1950 in San Jose, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by spouse, Ely A. Navarro; daughter, Kathrina S. Navarro; sons, Eli Kristofer S. Navarro, Don S. Navarro; sisters, Zenaida (Ely) Marata, Rosario (Severino) Odulio, Angelina (Angelito) Garin, Carmen (Gary) Ibarra, Madie (Richard) Chan; brothers, Manuel (Leticia) Silvestre, Fernando (Ofelia) Silvestre, Alex (Malou) Silvestre, Joey Silvestre, Mike (Debbie) Silvestre; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (October 30) at Immaculate Conception Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Frederick Charles Pace

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Oct. 18, 2013
Frederick Charles Pace, 66, of Wailuku, a restaurateur, died at home. He was born in Providence, R.I. He is survived by wife Coleen, sons Derek Pace and Thomas Arbige III, daughters Erica Olobri and Amanda Arbige, and three grandchildren. Services to be held in Warwick, R.I. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Kunie Yokota Payne

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Oct. 20, 2013
Kunie Yokota Payne, 81, of Hilo, a Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council retiree, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Busan, South Korea. She is survived by daughter Michelle Payne-Arakaki, sister Kumiko Sadakata and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Timothy George Rasic

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Oct. 16, 2013
Timothy George “Tim” Rasic, 56, of Kailua, a director of operations at King Windward Nissan and Infinity of Honolulu, died in Kailua. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Brandy; daughters Kayla Gowan, Taylor Pina and Charlize Harrell; mother Donna Yamka; brother Marco; and sister Kathi Lembck. Gathering: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society or Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Vallery M. Apuna Silva

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Oct. 13, 2013
Vallery M. Apuna Silva, 64, of Aiea, a certified public accountant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Happy Valley, Maui. She is survived by sons Marshal and Storm-Lee, daughter MyrtleAnn Gomes and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Caroline Smith

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Oct. 9, 2013
Caroline Smith, 86, of Hana, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kipahulu, Maui. She is survived by sons Duane A. and Keone K.; daughters Teresa U. Nicosia, Monica M. Day, Patricia M. Henderson, Helaine K. Montemayor and Denise N. Guerra; brother John Tolentino; sister Marie Carvalho; 25 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ALEXANDER “ALEX” LEONG, SR.

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ALEXANDER ALEX LEONG, SR. Age 49, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 14, 2013 in Kahuku. Born April 5, 1964 in Honolulu, HI. An employee at Ameron Hawaii, Sand Island. He is survived by wife, Elaine S. Leong; son, Alexander “Junior Boy” Leong, Jr.; daughters, Kanani Leong, Kau’i Leong; father, Clinton C. Leong, Sr.; mother, Eiko Leong; brothers, Eric Leong, Clinton C. Leong, Jr., Ellis Leong. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (October 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Talifiaai Tala-Pola

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Oct. 17, 2013
Talifiaai “TaaloTausala” Tala-Pola, 87, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pavaiai, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Setefano Uelese-Pola, and Safune, Tausala and Stephen Pola; daughters Seilala Tupuola, Talila Sa’u, Maave Enos, Vaaiga Pola-Wilson, Tumama Pousima and Taalo Mattoon; sister Taufao Bayliff; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Sueki Ushijima

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Oct. 22, 2013
James Sueki Ushijima, 90, of Kahului, a Maui County clerk, died at home. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Kay K., son Arthur and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Maui Jinsha Shinto Mission, Kahului Hongwanji Mission, the Queen’s Medical Center or Hospice Maui.

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Elina Velazquez

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Oct. 11, 2013
Elina Velazquez, 61, of Lahaina, formerly of Anchorage, Alaska, a faculty secretary in Anchorage, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Jesse and Andrew Satterfield, daughter Rachel Satterfield, brother Mario Ceballos, sisters Marta and Marisa Ceballos, and two grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jonathan Zhigang Wang

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Oct. 20, 2013
Jonathan Zhigang Wang, 56, of Honolulu, business owner of Data Wise Group Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Hubei, China. He is survived by wife Ping and son Jerry. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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